Schuchart Looking For A Repeat At Hanford

HANFORD, Calif. – In the moment, Logan Schuchart could only focus on the fact that he won a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race in California for the first time.

That moment came on March 31, 2017 after his remarkable run from the 19th-starting position to victory at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, a result no driver has come close to matching since.

The most recent winner on the World of Outlaws trail returns to Hanford almost two years to the day Friday, when he leads The Greatest Show on Dirt back to Keller Auto Speedway with the goal of parking his Drydene Performance Products/NGK Spark Plugs/Michael Palumbo-backed Shark Racing No. 1s in victory lane again.

The thrill of victory following Schuchart’s triumph on March 31, 2017 at Keller Auto Speedway.

“I didn’t realize how big of a deal it was that night,” admitted Schuchart. “I was pumped that we got our first win of the year. A Pennsylvania driver winning an Outlaw feature in California. Those things don’t happen often. Let alone the fact that we started 19th. It was a just one of those special nights. Needless to say, I can’t wait to get back there on Friday night.”

Schuchart, the grandson of sprint car hall of famer Bobby Allen, emulated the man known as Scruffy that night, patiently working the bottom groove of the three-eighths-mile dirt oval to perfection. He picked up position after position, ultimately taking the lead from Ian Madsen coming to the white flag in the 35-lap marathon. It was the 11th race of the 2017 World of Outlaws campaign and Schuchart had shown signs that he was close to picking up his third World of Outlaws victory, but after qualifying 11th and dropping from third to fifth in his heat, the outlook for winning didn’t look all that promising.

“I just watched the race again on DIRTVision yesterday,” said Schuchart, who currently sits fourth in the World of Outlaws standings following his victory at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 15. “We qualified OK, but I ended up having a bad start to the heat and found myself racing as hard as I could just to get fifth. We knew we were going to be deep in the field. It’s one of the great things about racing with the Outlaws. You just have to keep working. We went out there with a plan and I was patient enough to let my car come in and we just kept passing cars. It was a great race. Gave our team a lot of confidence. The season before we won our first race at Cedar Lake in July and then won back home at Port Royal late in the season. We knew we could win. Looking back, man that was one we’ll always remember.”

There have been 148 World of Outlaws A-Mains since Schuchart’s victory in Hanford and only once has a driver started outside the top-10 and came home victorious. Donny Schatz raced from 12th to win at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., early last season, the same race where Schuchart charged from 16th to third, indicating just how impressive his drive from the 19th-to-first was.

In those same 148 races, 45 have been won from the pole and in exactly half (74) the winner has started on the front row.

It was the deepest win during a World of Outlaws A-Main since Schatz raced from 21st to win the 2013 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, but Fred Rahmer’s run from 24th to first on May 14, 2010 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., remains the benchmark.

“I remember Fred winning that night at the Grove, it was a pretty crazy race,” said Schuchart. “The only experience I had that comes close was in 2011 at Lincoln Speedway. I was driving a 358 and we started last, 22nd I think, and passed Pat Canon on the last lap to win. All the way from the back with only one caution. That was a really big deal for us. Doing what we did a couple years ago at Hanford that was an Outlaw show. Those are extremely difficult races to win and to do it in California where not a lot guys from back home have won before. Just crazy to think about. Hopefully, we don’t have to try and come from that deep again Friday.”

Logan Schuchart races to victory at Stockton (Ca) Dirt Track, March 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of DB3 Imaging

Schuchart returns to Hanford with plenty of momentum despite dealing with several early season rainouts. The Drydene Performance Products-backed driver picked up his second California World of Outlaws triumph in Stockton by rough riding his way to victory from the pole on a treacherous surface. He became the sixth different winner in the previous six races.

Only World of Outlaws points leader Daryn Pittman, winner of the first two races at Volusia Speedway Park to start the year, has more than one victory. With the win, Schuchart is now tied with sprint car legends Keith Kauffman, Brent Kaeding and Kenny Jacobs with nine career World of Outlaws triumphs.

“It’s been a dream of mine to race with the World of Outlaws,” continued Schuchart. “My grandpa had a dream and vision for making this happen. We are in our sixth season out here with the World of Outlaws and so many people have made it possible. I can’t thank everyone enough for all the help and support. We just want to keep working hard and winning races. Stockton was cool to have an all Shark Racing front row. A couple of Drydene sponsored cars leading the field to the green flag. I’m hoping that happens quite a bit more. We are the best we’ve ever been prepared to compete with the Outlaws and now it’s up to us to keep putting up the wins. However we have to. From first. From 19th. It doesn’t matter. Every time you win an Outlaw race you know you’ve beaten the best.”


Schuchart Muscles His Way to Stockton Triumph

March 16, 2019 – Stockton, CA – Logan Schuchart set some high goals for 2019 and winning races was the priority. For most of Saturday night, his Shark Racing Drydene Performance Products/NGK Spark Plugs/ Michael Palumbo backed XXX No. 1s was in total control of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, but his first victory of the season wasn’t easy to grab.

Schuchart qualified second in the field of 35 cars, dominated heat race two and the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to earn his first pole of the 2019 season. The Hanover, PA native shared the front row with his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen and the two raced side by side into turns one and two on the opening lap before Schuchart took control. Several cautions early kept Schuchart from getting a good rhythm around the demanding 3/8-mile dirt oval that was extremely rough.

He led the first 11 laps before bouncing violently through turns three and four which allowed Shane Stewart to take command. Schuchart gathered up his machine and got back to work and tracked Stewart for the ensuring dozen laps when a caution provided Schuchart another shot at Stewart. He took advantage of the restart and regained the lead coming out of turn four and pulled away. He would withstand another late restart and drove off for his first WoO A-Main triumph of 2019 and ninth of his career.

“I’m just happy for this whole team,” said Schuchart, who ranks fourth in the 2019 WoO championship standings. “It’s very rewarding for all of their hard work to be able to get a win this early in the season. It also feels good to get this win for everyone that helps us. Drydene Performance Products is a huge part of this by sponsoring both me and Jacob and then we have great partners in NGK Spark Plugs and people like Mike Palumbo that helps us out. It’s a total team effort.”

His team put in a lot of work to position Schuchart for Saturday victory. First-year crewman Ron Helmick and AJ Haynes along with assistance from Tyler Garber have started gelling with 10 nights of racing under their belts. After a hard-charging run of 19th to eighth in Volusia and a podium finish in Las Vegas, the team was looking to find consistency during the Outlaws’ annual spring California swing.

Friday night in the Mini Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, they recovered from a mechanical problem which kept them out of qualifying as Schuchart charged from 10th to third in his heat and 11th to sixth in the A-main. The momentum continued Saturday where Schuchart was looking to improve on his career-best sixth at Stockton. He paced the field in hot laps and backed it up by turning the second fastest-lap in qualifying. He knew he had a fast car and starting from the pole there would be only one finish that satisfied them.

Despite losing the lead, Schuchart relied on the mantra of his hall of fame grandfather and mentor Bobby Allen of “Never Giving Up” to keep himself in the right frame of mind during the second half of the race.

“I was running pretty hard when I was out by myself,” Schuchart said. “That’s what kind of got me in trouble. I almost flipped the thing, bouncing around, jumping up and down.“I knew (Shane) was going to have the same issues, he’s going to want to get out front and stand on it. You can count on probably some more yellows, because we were having one right after the other.”

The win gives Schuchart a second Outlaws triumph in California and the former Pennsylvania Posse racer was happy to give the packed house a show they won’t soon forget.

“The fans are awesome (in California),” continued Schuchart, who is now tied with Sprint car greats Keith Kauffman, Brent Kaeding and Kenny Jacobs on the all-time the Outlaws win list with nine. “They’re very passionate. It’s awesome to win in front of this great crowd.”

Schuchart will look to keep the momentum going in California next weekend with a pair of races Friday (Ocean Speedway, Watsonville, CA) and Saturday (Placerville Speedway).


GRANVILLE, NSW, AUSTRALIA – (January 14, 2019)  American standout Logan Schuchart concluded his third tour of Sprint car racing in Australia with a dramatic victory in the final Scott Darley Memorial Challenge Saturday near Sydney. 

Schuchart carried the Drydene banner to great heights over the past 16 days in Australia finishing second twice and winning once during six nights of action driving a Drydene-branded No. USA1s.

The first five nights he competed at Archerfield Speedway near Brisbane and Australia’s famous Gold Coast region. He earned podium finishes in his first nights of action coming home third on December 29 and second to reigning World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz on New Year’s Day. After finishing eighth in the Australian Open preliminary event, Schuchart was poised to grab one of the most prestigious Sprint car races in Australia. He raced his way to the pole position with great time in the pole shuffle and led the star-studded field to the green. The Drydene USA No. 1s set a blistering pace through the first 20 laps, but Schuchart struggle to get past a lapped car. While trying to get around the back marker, Schatz was able to get under him and grab the top spot. Schuchart chased him the rest of the way and finished a career-best second in the event. 

A part failure in heat race during his final appearance at Archerfield ended his night early on January 9. The team regrouped and headed for Sydney to compete in the 10thand final Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney Speedway. After Friday night’s opening night was washed out by rain, Schuchart closed his trip with the best possible results. He was fastest in his qualifying group, won his heat and after starting fifth in the 38-lap A-Main, charged forward to take the lead on lap 22 and never looked back. 

Schuchart returned to the United States on Monday and will join his Shark Racing team as they continue preparing for the 2019 campaign, which will begin Thursday, January 31 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fl. 

Races: 6               
Wins: 1                
Top-3: 4                
Highlights: Logan led the first half of the prestigious Australian Open before finishing second. He scored his first A-Main win at Sydney Speedway to close his Summer Tour Down Under, winning the final Scott Darley Memorial and joining an elite list of winners of the event including Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz.


BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND (December 29) – After landing in Australia’s Gold Coast Thursday afternoon, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standout Logan Schuchart knew he was less than 48 hours away from getting back to work.

For the third consecutive year the native of Hanover, Pennsylvania has traveled Down Under to compete in Sprint car competition at Archerfield Speedway near Brisbane and Valvoline Raceway near Sydney.

His first piece of business after arriving was to head to the raceshop and check out his USA No. 1s Drydene XXX racer.

After finishing his fifth season of World of Outlaws competition with a pair of spectacular podium finishes in the World Finals, Schuchart has been itching to get back into competition and his wait is almost over. He’ll drive for John and Vicky Jane Weatherall again during this year’s seven-race summer tour. Schuchart will make his first of five appearances at Archerfield Speedway Saturday night in the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round seven event.

“I’m excited to get back on the track,” said Schuchart, the 2018 Ironman 55 winner. “With the way we finished up our season in Charlotte, I couldn’t wait to race again. I’m really happy to be here in Australia again. John and Vicky Jane are like family to me and I know Chris, Tyler and Teddy have everything ready to go. We’re excited to be bringing Drydene with us this year. We teamed up in May and they are committed to continuing to grow with us. Not only with Shark Racing and Jacob (Allen), but also in our venture over here in Australia. It’s a such a great partnership. It’s a priviledge to be representing them.”

Schuchart won two of his first three races at Archerfield during last year’s Summer Run Down Under after earning his first-ever Australian victory the previous season at Valvoline Raceway during the Scott Darley Memorial event. The goal over the next couple of weeks is not only chasing more wins, but also enjoying the experience.

“It’s a great challenge for me to come over here and race,” admitted the 26-year-old. “These guys race here every week and we drop in here in the middle of the summer and try to catch up. That’s where the World of Outlaws experience kicks in for us. We have do that a lot during our season. Archerfield is a short little bullring that reminds me of some of the west coast tracks we have back home. We’ve had some good runs there the last couple of years. This year we are hoping that continues, and we’re shooting to be in the hunt for the Australian Open.”

Scoring his first World Series Sprintcars triumph and adding an Australian Open victory are stated goals he’s hoping to accomplish before concluding his tour in near Sydney.

“Family is so important to all of us and to have the opportunity to be part of the final Scott Darley Memorial is an honor,” said Schuchart. “I know it takes a lot of work every year to put on events like this and is added stress for the family. We’d sure like to join an elite list of winners in the final event. Racing in Parramatta is a lot of fun too. It’s a great way to close our tour.”

Fans can follow Schuchart’s progress by following the social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Twitter: @LSchuchart1s @TeamDrydene

Instagram: loganschuchart, TeamDrydene

Clay-per-view will provide live video coverage of all seven of Schuchart’s races in Australia. There is a charge for each race program. Race Monitor will also provide live timing and scoring.


📍: Archerfield Speedway • Brisbane, QLD, AU

December 29 – Sprintcars ECL International Round Seven

January 1 – Sprintcars ECL International Round Eight

January 4 – Titan Garages World Series Sprintcars Australian Open Night 1

January 5 – Titan Garages World Series Sprintcars Australian Open Finale

January 9 – Performance Wholesale World Series Sprintcars

📍: Valvoline Raceway • Sydney, NSW, AU

January 11 – Scott Darley Memorial Night 1

January 12 – – Scott Darley Memorial Finale


For more information contact: Bill Klingbeil – – 309.825.5425


CONCORD, North Carolina (Nov. 1, 2018) – Drydene Performance Products, the makers of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, announced today a multi-year agreement with Shark Racing to serve as the primary sponsor for drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen to compete in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Drydene served as a co-primary sponsor with Schuchart on his Shark Racing No. 1s machine for a majority of the 2018 campaign and is expanding their relationship in 2019 and 2020 to both cars owned by Sprint car Hall of Famer and one of the original Outlaws Bobby Allen. Headquartered in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, Drydene Performance Products also announced today a multi-year partnership with the World of Outlaws to become the Official Motor Oil and the Official Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series beginning in 2019. 

“Drydene is all in, and these partnerships underscore our commitment to Shark Racing, the World of Outlaws’ series, and race fans throughout the United States,” said Dave Klinger, President of Drydene Performance Products. “Successful partnerships are mutually beneficial, and we recognize the growth Shark Racing has demonstrated during their first five years competing in the World of Outlaws. Drydene got a firsthand look this year while teaming up with Logan (Schuchart) for most of the 2018 season. He’s a rising star in this sport and we’re excited to align with him as he chases his dream of becoming a World of Outlaws champion. In addition, seeing talent develop is very important to us and we are thrilled to be able to expand our partnership with Shark Racing and add Jacob Allen to Team Drydene. Two drivers and two cars, both carrying the Drydene brand while chasing wins in “The Greatest Show on Dirt”, and all in front of the most passionate fans across the country… what a great way to build the Drydene brand.”

Schuchart is excited to continue carrying the Drydene brand into the future after a solid beginning to the partnership this season that included the Hanover, Pennsylvania native earning Drydene its first World of Outlaws triumph in August winning the Ironman 55. Wins during the prestigious Knoxville Nationals and later in the season in Fulton, New York also highlighted a campaign that continued his ascent in Sprint car racing’s premiere series. Entering the final weekend of competition, he is tied for seventh in overall wins, ranks fifth in top-five finishes, leads all drivers with seven fast qualifier awards and holds down the sixth position in the championship standings. Accomplishments he hopes to surpass next season driving the Drydene No. 1s.

“The Drydene relationship has been incredible and we’re just getting started,” said Schuchart, grandson of Bobby Allen. “Our goal is to become a World of Outlaws champion. Trying to do that with a company led by people like Dave Klinger that has passion for being the best is something I just can’t describe. I was ready to run through a brick wall the first time I heard Dave speak. Partnering with Drydene and racing with the World of Outlaws for years to come has all of us really excited. The future is really bright and we’re ready to get the job done.”

In the midst of completing a career-best season, Shark Racing’s Jacob Allen becomes the newest member of Team Drydene. The 24-year-old turned the corner this season and became a consistent threat starting in June. A 28-race stretch during the middle of the season elevated his status on the tour thanks to Allen leading laps in five races, finishing second four times and qualifying for both the Kings Royal and Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals A-Main fields. The experience gained along with the opportunity to represent Drydene in more than 90 nights of racing next season and beyond has Allen poised to make another big jump in the series standings.

“Following in my dad’s footsteps and racing with the Outlaws has been something I hoped I could do, but this year I really felt like I belonged and had a legitimate shot at competing for wins,” said Allen. “Now to join Team Drydene and carry their brand and products on the Shark Racing 1a next year is such a big deal for me. The game just got better for sure.”

For Shark Racing, the partnership with Drydene solidifies the team’s ability to continue its climb in the World of Outlaws hierarchy. From their initial season in 2014 through 2018, the growth curve has been steadily climbing to the point where Shark Racing cars were in contention for wins on a regular basis this season and with the partnership with Drydene Performance Products, owner Bobby Allen is poised to push his two drivers and the team to new heights.

“I only know one way to race and that’s to try to do everything I can to beat the competition,” admitted Allen, a former World Karting Champion and winner of the 1990 Knoxville Nationals. “Being around people like Dave Klinger at Drydene has me so pumped up to get to the track. Drydene’s entire organization has a passion to win and be the best, and that’s the kind of energy we want to be surrounded by. We are looking forward to having a lot of success in the future.”

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Logan Schuchart, pronounced (SHOE – HART), is completing his fifth season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for Shark Racing. He competed in go-karts and won a number of track championships before moving to 358 Sprint cars in 2009. He won track and series championships in 358s before moving to the 410 division late in 2011. In 2012 and 2013, he collected wins with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and at legendary Central Pennsylvania tracks like Williams Grove, Lincoln, and Port Royal. In 2014, he began his career with the World of Outlaws and two years later scored his first career triumph in July 2016. He has eight career wins with the Outlaws and also scored two wins in Australia this past winter.  More details are available at: and on social media platforms: Facebook –, Twitter: @LSchuchart1s, and Instagram @loganschuchart.

Jacob Allen is in his fifth season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for Shark Racing. He competed in go-karts before moving to 358 Sprint cars in 2012. He won races at Lincoln Speedway, Trail-way Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway in 358s before moving to the 410 division in 2013. He earned his first 410 win at Susquehanna Speedway after completing his third season competing with the World of Outlaws. Follow him on his social media platforms: Facebook:, on twitter: @JacobAllen1a, and Instagram: @jacoballen1a.

Shark Racing is a dream realized of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Bobby Allen. The former world champion go-kart racer grew up in Miami, Florida and migrated to Central Pennsylvania in 1967 to race Sprint cars. After concluding his career as driver, which included hundreds of victories most notably the 1990 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, “Scruffy” began mentoring his grandson, Logan Schuchart, and son, Jacob Allen, from go-karts into 358-Winged Sprint car and ultimately into the 410-Winged Sprint car class. In 2014, he took both drivers out on the road to compete with the World of Outlaws. The team in the midst of their fifth season of competition with the Outlaws and have scored six wins to date. Shark Racing is based out of Hanover, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit